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IMPROVEMENTS IN STAPLERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023582D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A staple feeder mechanism 3 feeds staple sticks S from a magazine 2 to the head 5 of a stapler along a rail 4 and biases the stick into position for stapling. The mechanism 3 com-prises an endless belt 20 which extends over guide rollers 21, 22 and frictionally engages the crown of a staple stick beneath it, The belt may, for example, be made of a natural or synthetic elastomer such as a soft grade of polyurethane or of a rubberized fabric. The belt may be driven intermittently, being actuated by movement of the staple driver 1 for example, or continuously, as by motor M-